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Kenmore refrigerator model #106.53669300 began making unusual noises. There's a loud click followed by 15-20 seconds of humming, then another loud click. This repeats every 5-10 minutes. Ice maker and frig/freezer is functioning OK. What could be causing this recent noise?

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  • nhollis May 10, 2010

    Kind of what i thought. Helps to have a second opinion. Thanks.

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The CLICK hummmm CLICK is most likely - the compressor relay turning ON (initial click) hummmmm (motor running) Last click Compressor relay turning off.
This normally could be a bad start relay and over load for the compressor, dirty condenser coils need cleaning, condenser fan motor is not running, or the compressor itself.

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